It gets cold at this elevation overnight, but once the sun starts to warm up the day around 9:00 a.m., the butterflies start to fly around the parking lot. My migraine was resolving and I was left with the day-after pounding headache, but I could not resist going back up to see this amazing sight. We headed back up to the sanctuary but on the way we got talking to a local farmer Sylvester. He ended up taking us up through his property. Some things just work out and this was one of them. It was so unbelievable. We got to see so much more then we did the day before in the sanctuary.
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Brenda right in with the butterflies.
Great picture. It's a rare experience, we feel so lucky to have had.
This is the normal way to plow the fields in these hills. Most of the fields are on such a slope that you couldn't use a tractor.
We left around noon heading for Villa Monarch Inn in Zitacuaro, but when we got there it was closed. So we then headed to Cabanas Balneario Erendira, and on the way we stopped at San Felipe to see the ruins.
These were some of the stone carvings.
The ruins were ok, but they pale in comparison to the ruins on the Mayan Riviera. There were alot of steps that were way too steep, and the risers were about half the size of our feet.
So this is where we ended up. It is a 14 mile drive off the main hwy through the pine forest. It was like driving some bush road in northern Ontario. Then you come to this resort.
Tthe time they spend on the gardens and trimming the trees is pretty amazing.
Todays trip was to San Miguel de Allende. Most of the trip Bertha couldnt even find a road and I'm sure we took a couple of wrong roads because it took longer then was expected.
We ended up at the Hotel Balneario San Ramon. It seems alright, but we are so exhausted from all the walking yesterday that we haven't even had a look around. Tomorrow we will check out the town.